American Icons (2010)

"American Icons" (2010). In 2010, pianist Ji Liu joint Academy's Symphonic Brass and Prof. James Watson, together, they recorded this album featuring some of the most famous and iconic works of the whole of twentieth-century music in arrangement for symphonic brass including a fresh orchestrated version of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue.

"This American anthology is well named... In Rhapsody in Blue – with its opening glissando astonishingly delivered by a trumpet – pianist Liu Ji finds comedy and tenderness and he’s less brittle than Donohoe under Rattle (EMI, 12/87)..."
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